Project Management Framework

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The IT Project Management (PM) Framework is a standardized, objective methodology that assists in identifying, classifying, documenting, and managing IT projects. Project Management is not "one-size fits all" and neither is the Mason PM Framework. The Framework is designed to scale to the size and complexity of the project, thus ensuring that all projects are doing just the right amount of project management.

The PM Framework itself consists of:

  • A project classification tool that sizes the project management based on project scope and complexity
  • Activities, inputs, and outputs across the project life cycle phases
  • An online project management tool, EPMO, which provides project scheduling and collaboration space for all IT projects
  • Project templates that jumpstart the project management process

Additional information is available in the full 2010 PDF version of the IT Project Management Framework.

Current Status of the Project Management Framework

The PM Framework was deployed in 2010, and the EPMO system was most recently upgraded in June 2012. There will be further revisions to the PM Framework in 2016. For further questions, please contact pmo@gmu.edu.